Monster Raving Loony Party stalwart, Mad Mike Young, is tossing his top hat into the ring for the upcoming Sheppey Central by-election. He will battle it out against Conservative Tina Booth, Labour’s Alan Henley and UKIP’s David Lloyd Jones. The election, which was triggered by the death of popular former mayor John Morris, will be voted on by residents in Eastchurch and Minster on October 16.
Mad Mike, of Parsonage Chase, Minster, has only announced a couple of the policies he plans to push through should he win such as taking Sheppey out of England and making it a part of Scotland. He would also like to see the ‘Mc’ taken out of McDonald’s.
The 63-year-old is no election newbie, having already attempted to win the Sittingbourne and Sheppey seat in three general elections for his party. Whilst in council elections there is no requirement to hand over a nonrefundable deposit, in general elections the fee is £500. For Mad Mike’s past three attempts at winning a Commons’ seat, bookmakers William Hill have sponsored him and came up with the cash.
Discussing the council by-election, Mike said: “We don’t have a battle bus for elections but I’ve got a battle bicycle. “I think in the by-election there’s going to be a Loony landslip.”
“As for the general election, it’s early days yet – anything can happen. But I promise my voters I will be there to stand up for them.”
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